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PostMon Feb 17, 2020 6:45 pm 
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Fair question. So I got interested:
Lynx v bobcat

The first video shows distinct bands (markings) on legs and what looks like a white undertail at the tip, which would incline toward bobcat. (I viewed the YouTube videos full screen to try to discern tail coloration.)
The lynx's notably longer back legs than front would bring the top of its pelvis almost horizontal with top of skull, when not creeping around in snow.
Other thoughts on ID?
Whichever cat, they are really nice videos, Bootpathguy!
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PostMon Feb 17, 2020 6:55 pm 
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Bobcats.

No debate

Lynx's feet are absolutely enormous compared to their body size ( and the other differences you mentioned )

Thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated

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PostTue Feb 18, 2020 4:50 am 
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https://www.reporterherald.com/2020/02/12/home-waters-dont-be-fooled-about-wolves/?fbclid=IwAR3LAuYu4PhMIAfVJiamfa_OaMsnR2xqeiM6ZX9scv7EGvF6K48rVoMMwZg
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PostTue Feb 18, 2020 10:11 am 
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This is Bootpathguy's wildlife webcam thread.  He posts many different video clips of a wide variety of animal life--not just wolves.  This is quite rewarding and enjoyable to a number of us here.

Please carry the pro and con re-introduction discussion and inevitable arguments to the Stewardship (now Lands) Forum.  Thanks,  ~z
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PostTue Feb 18, 2020 10:58 am 
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My wife joins me sometimes when I'm scouting for a spot to set some cameras.

She's the photographer. Does it professionally. Mostly portraits, engagements, weddings, corporate headshots, pregnancy & newborn, landscape etc...

She's been concentrating on wildlife the last several months

Thought I'd share ( all Central & Eastern Washington )


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PostTue Feb 18, 2020 12:10 pm 
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The "twins" portrait is charming.
Some of her work reminds me of Max Waugh's on the Yellowstone chat forums.
Thank you for posting her work, along with yours.
Quite a few local PNW fauna I have never seen in real life, so the behavioral videos are a special treat.
I am not sure whether animals think they are effectively hidden when they put a tree trunk or a few blades of grass between themselves and the viewer or whether it is an instinctual defensive maneuver.
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PostTue Feb 18, 2020 12:27 pm 
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Songs2 wrote:
I am not sure whether animals think they are effectively hidden when they put a tree trunk or a few blades of grass between themselves and the viewer or whether it is an instinctual defensive maneuver.

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For us, when it came to the bull elk, it was quite the opposite. Those images were taken during the rut, so, we made sure we had lots of timber between us and them

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PostTue Feb 18, 2020 1:20 pm 
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Upon further review, it's not a Lynx.

Bobcat, it is.... I agree.

Love your photos... and vids....

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PostTue Feb 18, 2020 1:21 pm 
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Your wife has awesome photos!

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PostTue Feb 18, 2020 9:43 pm 
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Nice photos by your wife!   Thank you for sharing.

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PostTue Feb 18, 2020 11:03 pm 
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More great shots BPG - thank you for your continued postings!

I track and observe both lynx and bobcats in my area and I completely agree with your comment BPG regarding the size of footprints, they are on a different scale v bobcat.  The lynx footprints I see are nearly the same size as cougars' but shorter in stride and a shallower depression.  The bobcats' prints I find are more of a similar size as a coyote's (but different stride).   The bobcats I see in my area have a coat coloring that's based on a brown to orange-brown coloration while the lynx I have seen have coloration that is more based on shades of grey-white-black but with fewer brown tones.
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PostTue Feb 18, 2020 11:12 pm 
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Love your pix, I get tots of bobcats, bears, and coyotes here in town but no Lynx. Game cams are the most fun you can have with your clothes on!

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PostThu Feb 27, 2020 7:30 pm 
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Nothing spectacular critter wise, but, I just like the snow, river, and what it looks like when a coyote leaves it's tracks in the snow


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PostSun Mar 01, 2020 12:11 pm 
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Not so wild looking when wearing a GPS collar

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